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Levante 2-1 Villarreal: Roger Marti double puts pressure on visitors

Levante 2-1 Villarreal: Roger Marti double puts pressure on visitors

Roger Marti scored a superb penalty double for Levante as they came from behind to beat Villarreal on Friday evening.

You can be forgiven for remembering Villarreal as a Champions League regular and a potential title challenger in La Liga, but those days of promise seem to be firmly behind Javi Calleja’s side.

The Yellow Submarine narrowly survived the drop last season and they arrived at the Ciudad de Valencia in desperate need of a good performance and three points.

Last weekend’s 4-4 draw with Granada did see the visitors score four impressive goals, but their failure to hold on to a result is causing them problems and they did just that against Levante again.

The opening goal of the game came when Gerard Moreno scored his second league goal of the season, making it 1-0 in the first half.

However, Roger Marti took matters into his own hands in the second period, netting the equaliser from the spot, before scoring another penalty with 17 minutes left to play.

Villarreal had a total of 22 shots on goal throughout the game but the failed to get themselves back into the game and the points ended up staying in Valencia.

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The result sees the home side pick up their first win of the season, whilst Villarreal have just one point out of their opening two games.